Gastric Cancer (Contemporary Issues in Cancer Imaging) Dec 2009 Edition
Gastric adenocarcinoma is the second most common cancer worldwide. It
is usually diagnosed at a late stage and prognosis is poor; even with
modern diagnostic and treatment methods the 5-year survival is only 10%.
Improvements in overall patient survival can only be achieved by
earlier diagnosis and by tailored therapeutic strategies based on tumor type, location and stage at presentation.
This volume provides a state-of-the-art, integrated diagnostic and
therapeutic approach to patient management. The role of the upper GI
series, endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, MDCT, MRI, and PET/CT in the diagnosis, staging and follow-up of patients with gastric cancer is emphasized. The relative strengths and limitations of these diagnostic examinations
will be presented in context with the most recent epidemiologic,
pathologic, and therapeutic concepts regarding this tumor. With expert
contributions from members of an international multidisciplinary team,
this is an invaluable guide to the diagnosis and management of gastric
malignancies.GET IT HERERelated SubjectGastrointestinal and Liver Disease- 2 Volume Set: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, ManagementFirst Principles of Gastroenterology : The Basis of Disease and an Approach to Management 5th edOxford Handbook of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Endoscopy of the Upper GI Tract: A Training ManualCameron, Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery